Aim: to enable older people to remain independent and in their own homes for as long as possible.
The Homesafe project will provide early intervention in reducing risk of accidents; provide money saving advice; provide and fit appropriate safety equipment in the home. The project provides free home safety assessments for vulnerable householders.
During this assessment staff look at fire safety, accident prevention (slips, trips and falls), heating pattern and age and condition of heating system, safety and security within the home, dementia friendly equipment, opportunity for smart meter to be installed, and provide advice and information on benefit entitlement etc. This assessment identifies equipment that is required to reduce the risk of accidents within the home.
The Lintel Trust grant was a contribution towards the cost of the equipment required, which is provided and fitted free of charge for vulnerable householders.